OSHA

809, 2014

Trenching and Excavation Hazards

walters-bodyCave-ins are perhaps the most feared trenching hazard. But other potentially fatal hazards exist, including asphyxiation due to lack of oxygen in a confined space, inhalation of toxic fumes, drowning, etc. Electrocution or explosions can occur when workers contact underground utilities.

OSHA requires that workers in trenches […]

3108, 2014

Emergency Action Plan Required by OSHA

AZJrBrAn emergency action plan (EAP) is a written document required by particular OSHA standards . The purpose of an EAP is to facilitate and organize employer and employee actions during workplace emergencies. Well developed emergency plans and proper employee training (such that employees understand […]

2908, 2014

Indirect Costs of Accidents

vNdEnSKOmdAStudies show that the ratio of indirect costs to direct costs varies widely, from a high of 20:1 to a low of 1:1. OSHA has shown that the lower the direct costs of an accident, the higher the ratio of indirect to direct costs (ranging from […]

2108, 2014

What are the major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard?

GHS-HeaderThe three major areas of change are in hazard classification, labels, and safety data sheets.

  • Hazard classification: The definitions of hazard have been changed to provide specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards, as well as classification of mixtures. These specific criteria will help to […]
2707, 2014

What Can Be Done to Control Hazardous Energy?

lockout-tagoutFailure to control hazardous energy accounts for nearly 10 percent of the serious accidents in many industries. Proper lockout/tagout (LOTO) practices and procedures safeguard workers from the release of hazardous energy. The OSHA standard for The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) (29 CFR 1910.147) for general […]

907, 2014

General Recording Criteria for an OSHA Recordable

osha_recordkeeping_5You must consider an injury or illness to meet the general recording criteria, and therefore to be recordable, if it results in any of the following: death, days away from work, restricted work or transfer to another job, medical treatment beyond first aid, or loss of […]

507, 2014

Powered Industrial Trucks Safety

Forklift Safety_DVDPowered industrial trucks, commonly called forklifts or lift trucks, are used in many industries, primarily to move materials. They can be used to move, raise, lower, or remove large objects or a number of smaller objects on pallets or in boxes, crates, or other containers.

The […]

307, 2014

Exposure to Bloodborne Infectious Diseases

bloodborne-pathogenExposures to blood and other body fluids occur across a wide variety of occupations. Health care workers, emergency response and public safety personnel, and other workers can be exposed to blood through needlestick and other sharps injuries, mucous membrane, and skin exposures. The pathogens of primary […]

2906, 2014

Lock-out Tag-out to Avoid Serious Accidents

lockoutMany serious accidents have happened when someone thought a machine or the power to it was safely off. “Lock-out tag-out” is a way to protect yourself and others by ensuring that machines remain completely, temporarily off. Without a lock-out tag-out system there is the possibility that […]

1606, 2014

Stay Safe at Work

pic-3Many people spend a lot of time at work. If work isn’t done safely, it can put a lot of wear and tear on your body. Back injuries are the most common type of workplace injury.

There are things you can do – both at work and […]